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Dragnet 1967 

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Police Detective Sgt. Joe Friday and his partners investigate crimes in Los Angeles.

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Jack Webb
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Jack Webb ...  Sergeant Joe Friday / ... 98 episodes, 1967-1970
Harry Morgan ...  Officer Bill Gannon 98 episodes, 1967-1970
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Storyline

The classic police drama is updated for the 1960s. No-nonsense Sgt. Joe Friday and his partner, Officer Bill Gannon, tackle traditional police cases and face new challenges such as LSD, race riots, and public service TV shows. Written by Eric Sorensen

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Law enforcement - '68 style with detective Sgt. Friday (Jack Webb). All new dramas based on L.A. police records. Co-starring Harry Morgan. (season 2)

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dragnet 1968 See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(100 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

When the original show (Dragnet (1951)) ended, Joe Friday had been promoted to Lieutenant. However, Jack Webb decided to make Friday a sergeant again for the new series because "few people remember that Friday was promoted toward the end of our run. We think it's better to have Joe a sergeant again. Few detective-lieutenants get out into the field." See more »

Goofs

Harry Morgan, the actor cast to play Officer Gannon, stood only 5'4", and would have failed the height requirement for LAPD officers at that time. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Main Title Announcer: The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to protect the innocent.
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Soundtracks

Theme From Dragnet (Danger Ahead)
Composed by Walter Schumann
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Television's Potential Fulfilled
26 June 2015 | by dianerpessler-46164See all my reviews

Visionary television Renaissance Man, Jack Webb, succeeded in bringing to the small screen a police drama of unprecedented power and stunning realism. Webb broke new ground continually with his use of cameras and his scripts were both timely and cutting edge. During the incredibly turbulent and chaotic years of revolt, immorality, and rampant drug use, Dragnet served as an anchor, a cultural bulwark for a society under siege. A society threatened by lawlessness and vulgarity was centered by what Jack Webb offered in the format of a half-hour of sanity during insane times. With this production, the 1960's can now be viewed with a solid perspective that brings viewers the viewpoint of that Silent Majority who trusted the police to protect their way of life from drug crazed criminals masquerading as cultural revolutionaries. Dragnet and Adam-12 are more than television shows. They were important contributions to the American republic and moral compasses for a populace teetering on the edge of madness.


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